Australia’s first faster rail corridor, to be built between Melbourne and Geelong, will strip 15 minutes off the travel time to and from Melbourne’s CBD.
Construction is expected to get underway in 2023, with the Australian and Victorian Governments committing $2 billion each to the project.
Stage 1 of the Geelong Fast Rail project will support over 2800 jobs during construction and deliver journey times of around 50 minutes.
The works will include track upgrades between Werribee and Laverton, including a new dedicated express track that will create a faster route for Geelong services.
The Werribee route is the shortest and most direct rail link between Geelong and Melbourne, approximately 8km shorter than the current route, which travels through the western suburbs via Sunshine.
Running Geelong services on the Werribee corridor also frees up room for more trains to Melbourne’s west.
Find out more about Geelong Fast Rail.